What Up, Son!
verb: The action of walking into a room, with that smile you smile, announcing your arrival and welcoming a warm embrace.
With deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of Jesus Antonio (Anthony) Martinez on April 15, 2022. As his great-nana Angie, great-tata Felix, great-grandpa Dale, great-grandma Helen, tata Jim, tata Fidel, nana Virginia, tio Joe, uncle Gabe, and handsome Cash greeted him at the gates of heaven, there’s no doubt Anthony opened his arms, smiled that handsome smile, and “What Up, Son!”.
Anthony was born in Chandler, AZ on October 9th, 1996 to Chuey Martinez and Jennifer Orona. His life, while too brief, can be measured in love and strength (quite literally, if you’ve seen his workout videos). Since he was little, he loved family, food, grandma’s cakes, and every-single-genre of music. Maybe not always in that order, but he loved wholeheartedly and true.
Anthony’s love for all walks of life was evident in his never-ending closet full of clothes, shoes, hats, and Jewelry. He could be styled and ready no matter the occasion. Rodeo? Done. Car show? Done. Hunting? Absolutely. Beach Body? Obviously. Softball Games? GAME ON! Helping others? LET’S GET ER’ DONE! He was committed to any invite, anywhere. Always.
He always had the desire and courage to love deeper, work harder, do better, and be stronger despite any of life’s challenges. There wasn’t an obstacle he couldn’t overcome. Some may have required more time, but he always made the decision to keep moving forward. His strength and warm heart will always be remembered.
Anthony will be missed everyday by his parents, Jennifer and Armando, Chuey and Delinda; 3 siblings, Anthony, Gage, and Mia; his grandmother, Betty; family; friends; and his loyal protector, Daisy May.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 25th from 6pm – 8pm at Bueler Chandler Mortuary. We’ll continue to honor Anthony’s life with a prayer service on Tuesday, April 26th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Queen Creek from 10:00am. – 11:00am.